Are you not taking the pre-employment background search very seriously? Well, maybe you should. Even if you have been hired on a job for more than a decade and an employment background search highlights things about you that were not previously known of, you could very well lose your job right where you stand!
So how does a background screening after you have been on the job for more than a decade have the potential of getting you fired from your job? Let’s have a look at the possible factors.
1. Fake Identity Revelation
There are many times when you migrate to another place, another country, change your name and your entire identity for that matter to begin a new life. It is common if you have had a past criminal record and you want to escape the dark memories of your life with a brighter, cleaner future. You might actually succeed in doing so too and all would be well but what will happen when the company suddenly decides to run a background screening? It will reveal your true identity, raise questions on your being and existence and it will be enough reason for you to lose your job. You were working with a fake identity after all.
2. Criminal Record Charges
Even if you were charged for physical assault at age 15 or were caught in sexual charges at 21 or charged with drug abuse in your teens – you cannot possibly hide the truth about your criminal records from an established company. They will find out, even if the checking is done years and years after the last charge was filed.
3. Worst Work Experience of Past
You may have worked with a competitive company in the past and had a bad experience with them that made you discontinue your work. In desperation of the hour you might choose not to mention that part of your work experience in your resume but once it is highlighted at anytime in the future, you could lose your job in an instant.
4. Drug Charges
Drug abuse is a very sensitive matter and is not acceptable in any way. Even if you abused drugs 20 years ago, there are drug tests which can detect the presence of drugs in your blood and even specify how long they have been there. Companies are less likely to hire drug addicts or former drug addicts because it always brings the risk of polluting company work environments.
5. Fake Academic Work Records
In the past recent years, the one thing that become very notorious was the case of fake degrees. People have fake academic degrees made to meet academic requirements of a certain job.